Freshers taking admission in postgraduate courses might have to study an additional revised course this year. According to a Times of India report, in a recent meeting, revision of courses like MBA and MCom has been approved by DU’s standing committee for academic affairs. The Academic Council (AC) will now pick up the threads of the matter in its next meeting; whether it will be implemented this year or not remains undecided.
The English daily quoted a member of the standing committee saying, “In case the courses pass through the AC meetings seamlessly, there might be a chance that the new syllabus will be taught this year itself. The classes for postgraduate students have not started yet. But the approvals need to be completed before the end of August.”
A similar exercise has been conducted for UG courses too, as teachers have realised that this is a good time to make revisions i.e. before the initial batch of students who studied under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) (commencing with their last undergraduate year this year) enter the master’s programme.
According to the agenda of the next meeting, the examination will not only be cramped to PG courses, as BSc courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics are also in a queue for assent of revision, the report says. Several faculties have also decided to take a fresh look at the CBCS syllabus of all the programmes which were prepared three years back in a hurry without much deliberation.